Construction and Validation of an Instrument to Measure the Scientific Attitude of the Students, and Attitude Gain by the Application of Meaningful Learning Model of David Ausubel in Teaching Physics
This research work was undertaken to construct and validate an instrument to measure the scientific attitude of the secondary school students, and to compare the attitude gain through the use of Meaningful learning Model of David Ausubel and traditional method of teaching physics. The research work was carried out for 35 weeks in the physical science classroom and laboratory of Government Comprehensive High School, Jhelum. The data revealed that there is a gain in the affective domain (scientific attitude) of the students in favour of Meaningful learning model. The meaningful learning model allowed the development of attitudes held by pupils simultaneously at various stages of education. These attitudes can be compared at the different stages and can be correlated with their achievement in physics in future studies.
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